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From society page to front page : Nebraska women in journalism /
Eileen M. Wirth.
imprint
Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2013], c2013
description
xvi, 186 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN
0803232934 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780803232938 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2013], c2013
isbn
0803232934 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780803232938 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Pioneer women in journalism -- Three superstar journalists -- The Progressive Era -- World War I -- The roaring twenties and the thirties -- The 1940s -- The 1950s -- The 1960s -- Women journalists of color -- Integrating Omaha media -- Epilogue and closing thoughts.
catalogue key
8920384
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-186).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Eileen M. Wirth is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, Media and Computing at Creighton University.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An inventory of inspiring and real-life stories of remarkable groundbreaking women journalists. . . . This book should resonate with women everywhere who seek to use the full range of their abilities and still lead fulfilling personal lives. And it is not just for women!"-Chuck Hagel, former U.S. senator from Nebraska"This is a must-read story of Nebraska women journalists' efforts to gain respect and credibility in a field that was dominated by men. Wirth uses her firsthand experiences to help tell the stories of the little-known Nebraska trailblazers who preceded her. Placing the stories in the context of their eras, Wirth makes observations that will entertain and enlighten both male and female readers as she documents the progress."-Ruth E. Brown, president of Nebraska Press Women, 2008-12"Here is a rousing ovation to the women who refused to let cultural assumptions define their professional identities. Eileen Wirth's book will put you in awe of how barriers could be overcome by such dauntless and yet unassuming women."-Chuck Roberts, news anchor, KMTV Omaha (1974-81) and CNN Headline News (1981-2010)
"Here is a rousing ovation to the women who refused to let cultural assumptions define their professional identities. Eileen Wirth's book will put you in awe of how barriers could be overcome by such dauntless and yet unassuming women."Chuck Roberts, news anchor, KMTV Omaha (197481) and CNN Headline News (19812010)
"The firsthand look of the author, who was one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald, is a memorable journey into the lives of little-known trailblazers in our society."- Creighton AlumWire
"This is a must-read story of Nebraska women journalists' efforts to gain respect and credibility in a field that was dominated by men. Wirth uses her firsthand experiences to help tell the stories of the little-known Nebraska trailblazers who preceded her. Placing the stories in the context of their eras, Wirth makes observations that will entertain and enlighten both male and female readers as she documents the progress."Ruth E. Brown, president of Nebraska Press Women, 200812
"An inventory of inspiring and real-life stories of remarkable groundbreaking women journalists. . . . This book should resonate with women everywhere who seek to use the full range of their abilities and still lead fulfilling personal lives. And it is not just for women!"Chuck Hagel, former U.S. senator from Nebraska
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Summaries
Main Description
Eileen M. Wirth never set out to be a ground-breaker for women in journalism, but if she wanted to report on social issues instead of society news, she had no alternative. Her years as one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald , covering gender barriers even as she broke a few herself, give Wirth an especially apt perspective on the women profiled in this book: those Nebraskans who, over a hundred years, challenged traditional feminine roles in journalism and subtly but surely changed the world.The book features remarkable women journalists who worked in every venue, from rural weeklies to TV. They fought for the vote, better working conditions for immigrants, and food safety at the turn of the century. They covered wars from the Russian Revolution to Vietnam. They were White House reporters and minority journalists who crusaded for civil rights. Though Willa Cather may be the only household name among them, all are memorable, their stories affording a first-hand look into the history of journalism and social change.
Main Description
Eileen M. Wirth never set out to be a groundbreaker for women in journalism, but if she wanted to report on social issues instead of society news, she had no alternative. Her years as one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald , covering gender barriers even as she broke a few herself, give Wirth an especially apt perspective on the women profiled in this book: those Nebraskans who, over a hundred years, challenged traditional feminine roles in journalism and subtly but surely changed the world. The book features remarkable women journalists who worked in every venue, from rural weeklies to TV. They fought for the vote, better working conditions for immigrants, and food safety at the turn of the century. They covered wars from the Russian Revolution to Vietnam. They were White House reporters and minority journalists who crusaded for civil rights. Though Willa Cather may be the only household name among them, all are memorable, their stories affording a firsthand look into the history of journalism and social change.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Eileen M. Wirth never set out to be a ground-breaker for women in journalism, but if she wanted to report on social issues instead of society news, she had no alternative. Her years as one of the first women reporters at the Omaha World-Herald , covering gender barriers even as she broke a few herself, give Wirth an especially apt perspective on the women profiled in this book: those Nebraskans who, over a hundred years, challenged traditional feminine roles in journalism and subtly but surely changed the world.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Pioneer Women in Journalismp. 15
Three Superstar Journalistsp. 29
The Progressive Erap. 43
World War Ip. 55
The Roaring Twenties and the Thirtiesp. 65
The 1940sp. 87
The 1950sp. 103
The 1960sp. 117
Women Journalists of Colorp. 135
Integrating Omaha Mediap. 151
Epilogue and Closing Thoughtsp. 163
Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 179
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